The salary statistics of training and development specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of training and development specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The training and development specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,150|
|25th Percentile Wage||$44,140|
|50th Percentile Wage||$60,360|
|75th Percentile Wage||$80,390|
|90th Percentile Wage||$102,340|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for training and development specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) training and development specialists is $102,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,150. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 208% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of training and development specialists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of training and development specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for training and development specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $91,300. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $39,600).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only training and development specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of training and development specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,090 to $81,240. The highest paying state for training and development specialists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $81,240. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $34,090. For more salary information of training and development specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |